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Kindergarten Learning Objectives for “O”

Kindergarten Learning Objectives for “O”

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English Language Arts

General Learning Objective

1. Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences.

Specific Learning Objectives

1.1 Discover and explore

Express ideas and develop understanding

  • Share personal experiences prompted by oral, print and other media texts
  • Talk about ideas, experiences and familiar events

Experiment with language and forms

  • Talk and represent to explore, express and share stories, ideas and experiences

1.2 Clarify and Extend

Consider the ideas of others

  • Listen to experiences and feelings shared by others

Combine Ideas

  • Connect related ideas and information

Extent Understanding

  • Express interest in new ideas and experiences

General Learning Objective

2. Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts.

Specific Learning Objectives

2.1 Use Strategies and Cues

Use prior knowledge

  • Connect oral language with print and pictures
  • Understand that stories, information and personal experiences can be recorded in pictures and print and can be listened to, read or viewed
  • Expect print and pictures to have meaning and to be related to each other in print and other media texts

Use comprehension strategies

  • Ask questions and make comments during listening and reading activities
  • Recall events and characters in familiar stories read aloud by others

2.2 Respond to Text

Experience various texts

  • Participate in shared listening, reading and viewing experiences, using oral, print and other media texts from a variety of cultural traditions and genres, such as picture books, fairy tales, rhymes, stories, photographs, illustrations and video program
  • Listen and view attentively

Construct meaning from texts

  • Relate aspects of oral, print and other media texts to personal feelings and experiences
  • Talk about and represent the actions of characters portrayed in oral, print and other media texts
  • Talk about experiences similar or related to those in oral, print and other media texts

2.3 Understand Forms, Elements and Techniques

Understand forms and genres

  • Experience a variety of oral, print and other media texts

Understand techniques and elements

  • Develop a sense of story through reading, listening and viewing experiences
  • Identify the main characters in a variety of oral, print and other media texts

General Learning Objective

3. Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to manage ideas and information.

Specific Learning Objectives

3.1 Plan and Focus

Focus Attention

  • Attend to oral, print and other media texts on topics of interest
  • Make statements about topics under discussion

3.3 Organize, Record and Evaluate

Evaluate information

  • Share new learnings with others

3.4 Share and Review

Share ideas and information

  • Share ideas and information about topics of interest

Review research process

  • Share information-gathering experiences

General Learning Objective

4. Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to enhance the clarity and artistry of communication.

Specific Learning Objectives

4.3 Present and Share

Demonstrate attentive listening and viewing

  • Make comments that relate to the topic being discussed

Health

Topic: Personal Health

General Learning Objective

Wellness Choices
Students will make responsible and informed choices to maintain health and to promote safety for self and others.

Specific Learning Objectives

W–K.1

  • Describe ways, and make choices, to be physically active daily

W–K.5

  • Recognize that nutritious foods are needed for growth and to feel good/have energy; e.g., nutritious snacks

Topic: Life Roles and Career Development

General Learning Objective

Life Learning Choices
Students will use resources effectively to manage and explore life roles and career opportunities and challenges. 

Specific Learning Objectives

L–K.5

  • Express preferences, and identify basic personal likes and dislikes

Topic: Volunteerism

General Learning Objective

Life Learning Choices
Students will use resources effectively to manage and explore life roles and career opportunities and challenges.

Specific Learning Objectives

L–K.7

  • Identify ways to help 

Social Studies

Topic: K.2 I Belong

General Learning Objective

Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the characteristics and interests that unite
members of communities and groups

Specific Learning Objectives

K.2.2 value and respect significant people in their lives:

  • Appreciate the important contributions of individuals at home, at school and in the community (C, CC) 

K.2.4 examine the characteristics and interests that bring people together in groups by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions for inquiry:

  • What brings people together in a group? (CC)
  • What might we share with people in other groups? (CC)
  • Can we belong to several groups at one time? (I, GC)
  • How do we know that we belong to groups or communities? (CC, I)
  • Does everyone belong to a group or a community? (CC)
  • How does living and participating in your community affect your sense of belonging? (CC, I) 

K.2.5 examine ways in which people create a climate of cooperation by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions for inquiry:

  • In what ways can people contribute to a group or community? (CC)